INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

FESTIVE SEASON SET TO SHOW GOOD RETAIL SALES

BE AWARE OF CONSUMERS' RIGHTS THIS FESTIVE SEASON

FASA'S SPEAKER EVENTS A SUCCESS THANKS TO UNIQUE SPEAKER BUREAU

FASA MEMBER NEWS

PICK N PAY IS BACK!

CAR SERVICE CITY CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESS

OCEAN BASKET OPENS FIRST TAKEAWAY STORE IN MIDDELBURG

FASA'S PLANS FOR 2014

FASA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN FRANCHISING BACK ON TRACK

FASA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO RUN ALONGSIDE IFE

IT'S SHOWTIME WITH FRANCHISING TAKING CENTRE STAGE AT IFE 2014

THE MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF FASA WISHES ITS MEMBERS AND ALL THOSE IN THE FRANCHISING SECTOR WELL OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2014!

 

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FASA's speaker events a success thanks to Unique Speaker Bureau

For those who attended the International Franchise Expo and heard some of our speakers at the Speakers Corner or attended one of the monthly breakfast seminars, you will have heard some top quality presentations by leading speakers. These were as a result of a partnership that FASA has with the Unique Speaker Bureau who represent a number of top local and international speakers across a broad range of styles and subject-matter. FASA members are invited to attend the 2014 USB International Speaker Showcase where 20 incredible international speakers will join 20 of South Africa's top speakers at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 February 2014. Call to book Tuesday 25th February 2014, Sandton Convention Centre, 07h45-17h00, on: 011 465 4410 or Call: Paul directly on 083 268 6057 Email: marilynw@uniquespeakerbueau.com. Follow them on Twitter @UniqueSpeakers or like their Facebook Page Unique Speaker Bureau.

Their team of professionals at USB share their knowledge and experience to inform, enlighten and inspire their audiences in an ever-changing world. The depth and experience of the speakers represented by USB often extends beyond the conference/event and covers a range of fields including business, politics, sports, media, academia, science, technology, culture, and entertainment with the aim to bring value to each event. Primarily a business to business management agency, USB offers a limited but specialised entertainment section aimed at seamlessly complementing the business side. These include creative team building activities, interactive comedy and South Africa's fastest caricaturist.

There is a shared ethos between the USB speakers and staff that encourages collaboration between one another so that events with more than one USB speaker are cohesive and provides a productive and comfortable working relationship which enhances the audience experience. This is often commented on and witnessed at their unique “showcases” where clients can experience, first hand, the skill of their speakers.

It's a hard-learned reality that choosing the right speaker for any event can provide the impetus for audience action, be the catalyst for change within a group and be the motivator for forward progress. With a unique understanding of the markets it serves and based on knowledge and experience USB has developed the ability to creatively pair the right speakers with the right event making it relevant, aligned with the client objectives and within budget.

In today's fast-paced world the skills set required of event managers are multifaceted from technical knowledge to creative décor to legalities to facilitation. Each event is different and requires untold hours of work. The role of the event industry suppliers is an invaluable lifeline to anyone in the industry. By experiencing first-hand the calibre and diversity of USB's talent through the USB Showcase event managers are able to make important decisions regarding their upcoming conferences and events.

In partnership with Meetings Africa, corporate clients, conference and events planners will have the opportunity to engage with all of the major international and local players in the progessional management of business conferencing, ideal facilities, essential services and ancillaries. For the first time this partnership will showcase the biggest single congregation of all of the major operations in events facilities and venues, professional speakers and MCs, international and local conference & events suppliers.

This unique conference planning and network exchange collaboration enables clients to come and experience the best in the business of professional corporate conferencing and events and is a goldmine for anyone planning a corporate event or conference. If you want 2014 to be different to 2013 the positive power generation will be demonstrating how to bring about the kind of commercial change that will set your business on an entirely new trajectory. Everything you need from a power delivery of your corporate message to tangible changes in the way your company thinks and acts in the future will be on show for you to experience.

Actions might speak louder than words, but it needs professional orators to turn the message into motivation and motivation into belief. Never before has an event of this magnitude ever been presented in South Africa. From the best speakers the international and local sector has to offer, to the best venues, concepts and resources you will require to ensure that your money and time is well invested.
Not only will USB International offer you guidance in terms of the best speakers with the best subjects for your conference, but how to maximise the experience, ensuring that the impact after the event lives on in a way that all knowledge, experience and strategies are carried forward.

USB has managed events and speakers for engagements as far afield as USA, Dubai and the UK to name a few and has brought some of the best international talent to South Africa. In September last year USB opened an office in the UK that allows for South African talent & expertise to be exposed abroad as well as bringing international expertise to South Africa. USB continues to expand with their head office in Johannesburg and additional offices in Cape Town, Durban and Lusaka.

Unique Speaker Bureau is committed to providing valuable and successful collaborations in its partnership with clients and speakers that exceed expectations and deliver a superior production as envisioned by each client. Regarded as the preferred speaker bureau by both the speakers they represent and the clients they serve, USB encourages all the industry to come and experience the most concise conference and events planning event ever to happen under one roof. It will probably be the most valuable time you could spend in learning and planning exactly, where, what, when, who and why your conference will be the best ever!